Deadline Draws Near for Puerto Rico

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

Investors are bracing for Puerto Rico to miss about $58 million in bond payments in coming days, as the U.S. commonwealth attempts to restructure $72 billion of debt. Saturday's deadline could mark the first skipped payment to bondholders since Gov. ...

Deadline Draws Near for Puerto Rico on Debt

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Aaron Kuriloff Investors are bracing for Puerto Rico to miss about $58 million in bond payments in coming days, as the U.S. commonwealth attempts to restructure $72 billion of debt. Saturday's deadline could mark the first skipped payment to ...

Asian Shares: China Shares Suffer Worst Month in Nearly Six Years

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Chao Deng China's shares suffered their worst month in nearly six years this July, after confidence in a government-led recovery wavered earlier this week, knocking shares lower. Shaken conviction in Beijing's support drove wild intraday swings this week in ...

BG Production Hits Record Before Merger with Shell

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Selina Williams LONDON-- BG Group PLC said Friday that production rose to a record level for the company in the second quarter, providing a window into the logic behind Royal Dutch Shell PLC's decision to buy the U.K. energy ...

Antofagasta PLC ACQUISITION OF 50% INTEREST IN ZALDIVAR

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

TIDMANTO TIDMTTM RNS Number : 6491U Antofagasta PLC 31 July 2015 NEWS RELEASE, 30 JULY, 2015 ACQUISITION OF 50% INTEREST IN ZALDIVAR COPPER MINE Antofagasta plc ("Antofagasta") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ...

Sharp to Quit Selling TVs in the U.S.

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

TOKYO?Sharp Corp. said Friday that it would quit selling televisions in the U.S. and much of the rest of North and South America, as part of a turnaround plan aimed at ending steep losses. Sharp said it would license its ...

Hong Kong June Retail Sales -0.4% by Value; Market Expected -0.2%

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Anjie Zheng HONG KONG--The value of Hong Kong's retail sales fell in June from a year earlier amid uncertainties in inbound tourism and spillover from recent market volatility, the Census and Statistics Department said Friday. The decline of 0.4% ...

Oil Prices Slip Again on Dollar's Strength -- 2nd Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Biman Mukherji And Matthew Cowley LONDON--Oil prices slumped again on Friday, as the dollar strengthened, wrapping up a terrible month in which prices fell back to levels last seen in January. While the positive U.S. economic data tends to ...

Canada's Gross Domestic Product Shrinks 0.2% in May From April

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

OTTAWA?Canada's economy shrank for a fifth straight month in May, weighed down by weak output in manufacturing, oil and gas extraction and wholesale trade. Gross domestic product, the broadest measure of goods and services produced in the economy, fell 0.2% ...

Correction to Consumer Sentiment Article

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

This month's final current conditions index rose to 107.2 from an early month reading of 106.0. "End-July Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Slips to 93.1," at 10:12 a.m. ET, incorrectly said it fell. (END) Dow Jones Newswires July 31, 2015 10:39 ET ...

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Finish With Best Month In Five

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Carla Mozee, MarketWatch Euro rises above $1.11 European stock indexes notched gains Friday, while the euro rose after the release of inflation figures for the eurozone that may help the European Central Bank chart its next move. After spending ...

BOE Appointee Vlieghe to Sell Stake in Brevan Howard -- Update

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Laurence Fletcher And Jason Douglas LONDON--The newest appointee to the Bank of England's interest rate-setting panel said Friday that he will sell his stake in hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Asset Management LLP to avoid any impression of a ...

Petrobras Tightens Controls in Wake of Price-Fixing Scandal

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Luciana Magalhaes And Rogerio Jelmayer SÃO PAULO--Brazil's giant state-run oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, said Friday it is tightening its supplier controls in the wake of a massive corruption scandal and seeking the reparation of about $2 ...

Oil Shares Weigh on Dow Industrials

TODAY: July 31, 2015 PUB DATE: July 31, 2015

By Leslie Josephs Oil majors pulled the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower in afternoon trading Friday after a report indicated an increase in U.S. oil drilling. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 34.15 points, or 0.2% at 17709.20, down from ...